Bennett Block Skywalk Staircase Removal

Application/Permit Number: Z1400032SKWK

Description of Proposal

The ordinance would allow for the removal of the exterior stairway located at the northeast corner of Main Avenue and Howard Street, adjacent to the Bennett Block Building. Additional street level pedestrian access will be provided by an internal stair case that is accessible from the public sidewalk on Howard Street. The proposed DRAFT ordinance is available in the Related Documents section.


Drusilla Hieber on behalf of JGFH, LLC, and Parkade, Inc.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Spokane City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, July 28, 2014, starting at 6 p.m., during the City Council Legislative Session, in the Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall, 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA 99201. This public hearing is to take testimony on proposed Ordinance No. C35127 - Draft (PDF 23 KB) for an Ordinance to modify the original Parkade Skywalk approval.

Public Comment and Project Timeline

The City Council will be briefed on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. and hold the 1st Reading on the Staircase Removal on Monday, July 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. There is no public testimony taken during the 1st Reading. The 2nd Reading and opportunity for public comment is scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2014, at 6 p.m., as part of the Legislative Session. At this meeting there will be opportunity for public comment. The public may also submit written comment to the City Council office. Contact the City Council by email at The City Council may continue its decision to the next meeting. The City Council may also defer deliberations and decisions to the next meeting. To view City Council agendas, go to the Council Agendas page. City Cable 5 broadcasts City Council meetings at 3:30 and at 6 p.m. on Mondays on Cable 5.

The official file is available for viewing and copies may be obtained from the City of Spokane Planning and Development Department. Any person may submit written comments regarding the amendment or request additional information by contacting the Planning and Development Department at 808 W. Spokane Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201, open weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Related Documents

Contact Information

Written comments should be sent via mail or email:

Planning & Development
Attn: Tami Palmquist, AICP
Associate Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329